2016 Aixam Crossover GTR
High fuel consumption and poor starting

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julian
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Starts after around 3 - 5 turns of the key, and only gives around 20 miles per gallon. Also has a noisy belt, maybe alternator belt. Just bought the car from a dealer who said it had been serviced.

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Car: Aixam Crossover
Variant: GTR
Model Year: 2016
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Take it back to dealer ASAP with your complaints , assuming you have a warranty .
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julian
Driver
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Yes it is still under warranty, although the dealer told me it would have 3 months , on the day it was delivered after they left I noticed he had only put 1 month on the invoice, but when I phoned him about it he said that he put 1 month by mistake and that it does have 3 months still. I paid the deposit on 03/08/20 . Will they have to collect the car or do I have to take it back to them. Thank you for the reply and help.
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whittingehame
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14,861 points

Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Get the 3 month warranty confirmed in writing . Usually down to the customer to return the car but if local , a decent garage may uplift the car but not obliged to unless unsafe , not starting etc .
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julian
Driver
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Ok, thanks. That now gives me another problem as I bought it from 80 miles away and have no way of getting it back to them unless I can find someone to deliver it for me and bring it back again.
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julian
Driver
1 points

Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Could I have it repaired in a local garage and then have the seller pay the bill.
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whittingehame
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14,861 points

Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
One of the hazards of not buying locally . You could try speaking nicely to them with regard to uplifting car but dont get your hopes up on that . Can you not drive the car to them and make your own way back or get a friend to pick you up .?
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julian
Driver
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
No, as it is a Aixam and not really meant for long distance driving at the best of times, only around town driving really, so I would not trust it that far. Could I have the repairs done at a local garage and the seller pay the bill if they discuss with him first maybe.
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whittingehame
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
" Could I have it repaired in a local garage and then have the seller pay the bill. "

Very unlikely I would think , for different reasons . Unless minor repairs or agreed price afore hand and that would necessitate getting it checked out , diagnosed and estimated cost .
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julian
Driver
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Ok, and thanks again for all your help. I will at least ask for the 3 months warranty in writing but he will most probably argue about that as well. Looks like I have been shafted, and he has the sound car I gave in part exchange up for sell for the very high profit of £3000.
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whittingehame
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
It is really annoying when you hear of people getting shafted but unfortunately there are many such types in the motor trade which often tars other good garages because of their actions . That is one of the reasons that I would rarely undertake repairs to a car from another garage that I did not know or had dealt with previously . The only way I would do so was if the repair bill was paid when car uplifted and then down to the customer to recoup costs from seller . But you can get other problems also by getting needlessly involved . Hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction .
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julian
Driver
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Aug 23, 2020 (1 month ago)
Replying to post by whittingehame:
It is really annoying when you hear of people getting shafted but unfortunately there are many such types in the motor trade which often tars other good garages because of their actions . That is one of the reasons that I would rarely undertake repairs to a car from another garage that I did not know or had dealt with previously . The only way I would do so was if the repair bill was paid when car uplifted and then down to the customer to recoup costs from seller . But you can get other problems also by getting needlessly involved . Hope you get it resolved to your satisfaction .
I can only hope they have a half decent reputation they want to keep and will come good in the end. Will find out when I ask for the 3 month warranty in writing. Thanks.
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